Condition & Repairs

blog yellow circle pmgHere are various blog resources related to the condition of a property and any repairs and alterations required. Whether it's a reactive roof repair, pro-active maintenance plan, or carefully-chosen contractor - these help explain how to effectively keep properties in the right condition.

 

Handy Little Property-Management Tips to get Your Landscape Gardener Blossoming

landscape gardener tips property management guideMaking sure you have a good gardener or landscaper maintaining your property is critical in the sense that your garden is what people see and make easy judgements upon. You might have more important issues to hand like blocked drains, uncompliant fire systems, and even asbestos lurking around – but if the external areas look a mess, then game over.

This can then knock on to values and costs, so a residential block suddenly flourishing in values and rents when people love the garden, or a commercial retail park suddenly having reduced service charges by the largest landscaping cost being under control.

Managing the Right Contractor

So in short, make sure you are using the best possible contractor, providing the most impressive service...

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Oh Flip, How Do You Deal With Cracked Broken Glass and Windows?

cracked broken glass property management guideWhen you're facing a sudden crack in the glass of your property window, the first thing is to not panic. It probably looks worse than it is, and before you launch into quickly passing the buck it's important to consider all the angles.

Some good property management skills therefore can come to the rescue, and help you sift through the circumstances to not only quickly repair but then confirm who picks up the tab for this.

Therefore here are 4 key stages to first consider:

1. The Cause

So first diagnose what has caused this sudden crack to occur, which will be a combination of considering the actual damage and crack and then the circumstances surrounding.

You might feel like a bit of a detective getting to the bottom of the 'crime'...

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The 5 Point Water-Leaks and Damp-Stains Checklist

water leak damp stain checklist property management guideIf you come across an unwanted water leak or damp stain, it can be a nightmare trying to find out how on earth it started and how to then stop it. This often all needs to happen straight away in order to stop things getting worse, and the culprit found to then pay for it.
 
This is when you can start asking around for help, but can often come up against blank walls and people passing the buck. Solicitors will just look at the theoretical lease, letting agents will pass onto the clients, and even managing agents can sometimes come up with just a general answer.
 
So you need a quick way to sift through the issues and get to the bottom line. Even if you have someone assisting you to resolve, this is helpful to make sure you...

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